Shang-Chi Star Simu Liu Clarifies Hulk Comments After Facing Fan Backlash

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The story of how Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings actor Simu Liu fulfilled his Marvel dream after years of manifesting is definitely one for the books and judging by the way he's been acting on and off social media as of late, it's quite evident that the Canadian star is enjoying every bit his journey to becoming an official Marvel hero.

However, despite his inspirational tale, Simu has apparently been rubbing some people the wrong way and his confidence often comes across as arrogance to them. Earlier this year, the MCU newcomer did an interview with Toronto Life where he claimed that he could beat both Iron Man, Black Widow, and Hulk in a fight.

Turns out, his choice of words didn't sit well with a lot of Marvel fans and according to Liu himself, he experienced the worst backlash of his life after his controversial comments were made public. Speaking with Entertainment Tonight, Liu clarified that he wasn't serious about his comments and if anything, he's just trying to put his best foot forward.

He said: "A while back, I said, 'I could beat up The Hulk,' like as a joke... And I got the most amount of backlash I'd ever witnessed in my life, of people being like, 'Are you joking me? The Hulk would freaking crush you!' I was like, 'Yeah, I know that.' Like, what do you want me to say? It's called trying to put your best foot forward and really, if you can't believe in yourself, who's going to believe in you, right?"

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I mean, I honestly don't get why people were ticked off with Simu's comments because frankly, despite Shang-Chi's lack of the necessary skills, tools, and superpowers, the character has a lot of heart and I think that alone is more than enough for him to withstand any opponent, as cheesy as that may sound.

Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings premieres in cinemas this Friday, September 3, 2021.